Sunday, 27 December, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chilworth Railway Station Car Park Chilworth
Walk off your Christmas Puddings with a walk around Chilworth
Sunday 27th December, 2015
Chilworth Railway Station car park at 11.00am
This event is designed for people who enjoy brisk walks in the countryside. Well behaved dogs are welcome. The walk will be approximately 6 miles and will include some steep hills.
Come and discover the hidden history of the Chilworth Gunpowder Mills. Once a hive of industry in Tudor times that exported gunpowder all over the world, now it is just a series of ruins. We will explore these hidden ruins which also include remnants of the last lines of defence against the Germans if ever they managed to cross the Channel during WW2.
We will then climb the North Downs to the picturesque St Martha’s chapel, with breathtaking views over the Tillingbourne Valley. In the churchyard lies the grave of Lieutenant Colonel Freyburg VC; Head of the ANZAC forces during WW2, the ashes of Yvonne Arnaud; the famous actress that the main repertory theatre in Guildford is named after and the grave of Sir George Edwards; Chairman of BA who supervised the launch of Concorde.
Meet at Chilworth Station for prompt start at 11.00am.
The event is free but please bring money for pub lunch or drink. Please bring a bottle of water. You can also bring sandwiches and eat outside.
Please wear stout footwear and practical clothing to suit the weather.
Booking is essential. If you would like to join us would you please email [email protected] with your contact details or phone or text Pete at 07940101732.
Please note that the Surrey Hills Society and its Event partners accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or personal injury during events. Participants are requested to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and take due care and attention